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Three To See 2013: Classical music

By | Published on Wednesday 24 July 2013

Faure Requiem

Another fine helping of show tips from ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses; this time from the music programme.

Fauré Requiem
I’m not going to lie. I chose this because I was once in a choral society that performed Fauré’s Requiem and I really enjoyed doing it. It’s a super piece of music, and on this occasion it will be performed by the renowned Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the National Youth Choir of Scotland, with soloists Sir Thomas Allen and Isaac Waddington.
Usher Hall, 17 Aug, 8.00pm.

Pierre Laurent Aimard / Marco Stroppa / Samuel Favre
French pianist Pierre Laurent Aimard is widely regarded as one of the world’s greats when it comes to keyboards, and he’s appearing more than once at this year’s International Festival. The event I’m most interested in, however, is his recital with Marco Stroppa on electronics and Samuel Favre on percussion, at which they’ll be performing Messaien’s La Rousserolle Effarvatte and Stockhausen’s ‘Kontakte’.
The Hub, 21 Aug, 10.00pm.

Daniel’s Beard
It’s an interesting name for a classical outfit, isn’t it? One of Scotland’s foremost chamber ensembles, they’re known for performing less well known works (alongside the well known ones) from all eras, from Baroque to the present day. And they’re called Daniel’s Beard. What could possibly go wrong?
St Andrew’s and St George’s West, 21 Aug, 2.30pm.